Jump to content

amanieux

Members
  • Posts

    108
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    amanieux reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Sigma Fp review and interview / Cinema DNG RAW   
    Compressed 10 bit RAW would be much more enticing than uncompressed 8 bit CDNG IMHO
  2. Like
    amanieux got a reaction from Jerome Chiu in Sigma Fp review and interview / Cinema DNG RAW   
    looks like a fresh new camera built from the ground up without the weight from the past so why did they kept the old outdated sd card media ? m.2 ssd are cheaper, faster and have a bigger capacity we are dealing with huge raw files after all so  so why did they not put a m.2 internal ssd slot instead of a sd card slot ?
  3. Like
    amanieux reacted to Davide Roveri in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    Complete madness! ?
    I just spent the weekend filming with the BMPCC6K and like many other have already said there's simply nothing that comes even closer to the IQ that camera produces for the price, nothing!
    I think the other companies seriously need to step up their video game and this is definitely NOT the way to do that... ?‍♂️
     
  4. Like
    amanieux reacted to Attila Bakos in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    I still recommend my own LUTs for N-Log: http://colorizer.net/index.php?op=aces
    The official LUT provided by Nikon is very amateurish, see what it does to a grey gradient:

    See the ripple in the highlight rolloff? It's ugly. Let's see it with curves:

    You can also see that the neutrals don't stay neutral, especially the shadows.
  5. Like
    amanieux reacted to Andrew Reid in Sony A7R IV / A7S III / A9 II to feature 8K video, as new 60MP and 36MP full frame sensor specs leak   
    It's not about 8K
    It's about all the other stuff...
    2015 video specs, crap codec, crap colour, confusing menus, no 4K/60, 30p max, no 240fps, 120fps max in 1080p, no in-between resolution for 120fps despite faster sensor technology, I mean why would you want to upgrade to something which is basically the same as a 2 year old A7R III for hybrid stills/video, now that much better options exist?
    For 61 megapixels alone?
  6. Like
    amanieux reacted to terozzz in Sony A7R IV / A7S III / A9 II to feature 8K video, as new 60MP and 36MP full frame sensor specs leak   
    Its a bye bye sony, 3500$ camera and NO 10bit or 4K 60P? Fail, the biggest flop of 2019... Yes monster still camera but the f@ck Sony even dares to say it is also for PRO video shooters...
  7. Like
    amanieux reacted to gethin in Hey Nikon - Where's the Z6 ProRes RAW Update?   
    Nikon still do not understand video, and they don't want to.
    I contacted Nikon Australia to point out that the auto mode had a minimum shutter speed equivalent to 360 degree shutter and no way to change it and they said: meh.  (And when I bring this up so many people blether on about shooting in manual mode and fail to imagine a circumstance where having a fixed aperture but smoothly variable shutter would be useful, so don't feel you need to waive your lack of imagination around now ?) . The fact it works like this is emblematic of Nikon's attitude to video: an annoying bolt-on they've been forced into and driven more by their marketing Dept than by their engineers. 
    They can't imagine a time where stills will be the secondary function for photographers. A bit like Nokia before smartphones. 
  8. Like
    amanieux got a reaction from Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    "I doubt Cinema DNG by itself was the legal issue, but maybe the combination of Cinema DNG technology and the camera processing for it infringed one of RED’s patents"
    since then blackmagic  also updated the ursa mini g2 firmware and cinema dng was not removed in the g2 so this legal issue seems to be pure BS. they most likely removed if from the cheap bmpcc4k either to harmonize their cinema camera line in terms of specs/price ratio or they want to push usage of BRAW over cinema dng. why can't they just give the real explanation so we can have an idea of their strategy and make informed choices in term of what software to learn or what camera to buy.
  9. Like
    amanieux reacted to Danyyyel in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    So is Canon Raw on EOSR already out? LOL only fools would have believed that, I can't understand how people, more so adult, can be dupe that easily. Its been like 8 years people are wishing and wishing on Canon to do XYZ, to come out with something out-breaking. And every time they just come out frustrated. If you can't understand simple economic principle, that Canon won't jeopardize their Cine line for their DSLR line, you just deserve to be duped. You either move to their Cine line or you have other Manufacturers from Nikon to Black magic etc that are doing so much more.
  10. Like
    amanieux reacted to zerocool22 in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    Not sure sony would release something that will wipe their FS5/FS7 line of the table. 
  11. Haha
    amanieux got a reaction from webrunner5 in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    it will be lossy raw only ,720p cropped , 8 bit raw. and if you put a ef-s lens then it will be limited to 5 minutes max recording time and no audio   (there will be a paying firmware upgrade next june to get the audio back, it will be called "magic candle" )
  12. Like
    amanieux reacted to webrunner5 in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    It's Canon, what you think will happen lol.
  13. Like
    amanieux reacted to Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    What about the 6.1 firmware version + saving 63.3%?

    source: http://www.cineticstudios.com/blog/2015/7/slimraw-an-easy-method-to-save-space-with-cinemadng-footage.html
     
    According to my math you get 134 minutes of 4:1 into a 500GB SSD which is more space in disk than .braw 5:1 offers... Not bad if you have a capable machine to handle post, I guess, even though, slimraw promises a way faster workflow.
  14. Like
    amanieux got a reaction from KnightsFan in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    don't want to split hairs but "lossy compression" can be  "visually lossless" or "visually lossy" , "lossless compression" is unambiguous because it means compression which does not change a single bit from the uncompressed data so it is visually indistinguishable because it is identical 
  15. Like
    amanieux got a reaction from Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    sorry i am not a photographer i am a computer scientist, my job is to write algorithms were "1" are always visually 1 and "0" are always visually 0 no matter the angle you look at it
     
  16. Like
    amanieux reacted to deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    tried Q0.
    Which basically looks like ProResHQ.
    Still no comparison to DNG (even 4:1 compression) which is free of any processing when sharpening set to 0 in Resolve while Braw and ProRes show some serious halo, fringing, chroma bleeding, texture loss etc.
    BMD really has to optimize this codec which means doing less.
  17. Like
    amanieux reacted to cpc in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    Up till BRAW the only consistently present characteristic of raw video from a camera manufacturer claiming "raw" was a Bayer image. There's been lossy compressed raw (Cineform, Red, BM), there's been tonally remapped raw (Arri, BM, Red, Panasonic, Canon), there's been white balanced raw (Canon), there's been baked ISO raw (Canon, Sony), etc. But all "raw" has always been Bayer.
    In this sense BRAW is a stretch of the term "raw" as we know it: it is not a Bayer image. I wouldn't call it "raw", but obviously there are market reasons for naming it this way. This is similar to how "visually lossless" is being abused as marketing speak for "lossy". "Visually lossless" can only be applied to delivery images viewed in well defined viewing environments (that's how it is used in any scientific paper that takes itself seriously). By definition, it is not applicable to acquisition formats (raw or anything else) meant to be hammered in post: you can't claim "visually lossless", because you have no knowledge about what will be done to the image, nor where it will end up.
     
  18. Like
    amanieux got a reaction from anonim in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    defining "raw" vs the real deal "RAW" as "meaning minimal compression to a bayered image" is very tricky because where do you put the limit of "minimal compression" is 3:1 minimal but 12:1 no longer minimal ? what about 5:1 ? they should have avoided this semantic headache an called their format : BVC for Blackmagic Video Codec and avoided the RAW misappropriation altogether . what pisses me off is not that "BRAW Q0" is closer looking to prores than to RAW, what pisses me off is that they removed the only real "RAW" with firmware 6.2
  19. Like
    amanieux got a reaction from KnightsFan in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    disagree lossless raw is still raw because it is bit for bit identical to uncompressed raw but lossy raw is no longer raw unless you give another definition of raw that is for me "data straight out of the sensor", altering a single bit of data disqualifies for raw otherwise where do you put the limit of more or less lossy compression and still qualifying for "lossy raw" ? is h264 a very lossy raw ?
  20. Like
    amanieux reacted to sanveer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    Don't go by numbers and figures. When DaVinci entered the market everyone was already huge. I remember one of the Blackmagic guys saying that their NLE was developed by a student during his Computer Engineering days, which means he handled the job of many different people, maybe even hundreds of them. The purpose of resolve and all of the various suites was to get rid of the elitism and monopoly of the prohibitively overpriced editing (they were priced in hundreds of thousands) suites.
    Most of the large corporations handicap their features and performance to save their high end lineup. So instead of lacking talent, they probably lack willpower. 
  21. Like
    amanieux reacted to cpc in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    I am pretty sure there is nothing patent breaching in BM's lossy take on DNG: it's all common techniques which have been out there for ages. The problem is likely with another company's patents, which are so broad, that they cover a lot of ground in in-camera raw compression (no matter what method or format you use), and if anything, BM's DNG specifics actually appear to be circumventing some details in these patents. I am not a lawyer, and I haven't read all the patents of that other company, but I think BM doesn't actually breach the ones I've read (due to  a certain important detail in BM's implementation). Whether BM are aware of this, or this is simply a battle they don't want to pick, is a different story.
    In any case, it is definitely not a coincidence that BRAW is not raw in the first place, despite its name, -- it is a debayered image with metadata, think ProRes + metadata.
  22. Like
    amanieux got a reaction from jbCinC_12 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    is bRAW 3:1 lossless ? how effcient is braw compared to other lossy codecs ? for example braw 12:1 (32MB/s)  it is about 2x smaller than  h265 4:2:0 10 bit 400mbits found in xt3 but has it better image quality ?  i know it is hard to compare a distribution codec to a acquisition codec but it is fair to compare them as xt3 is using h265 as an acquisition codec to grade in post and xt3 is the same price as bmpcc4k so who made the best compromise for best gradable footage vs smaller file size (fuji or bm) ? i have a hard time believing the few blackmagic design engineers developing braw over 2 years can come close to the efficiency of open standard codecs such as h265 that come from the work of thousands of engineers over decades .
  23. Confused
    amanieux got a reaction from Geoff CB in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    as gordon laing sums it up correctly; "don't get too excited : no PDAF in 4k, no 1080p with the affordable ef-s lenses"  - canon you are still #1 at the crippling game   
     
  24. Like
    amanieux got a reaction from Werner H. Graf in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    as gordon laing sums it up correctly; "don't get too excited : no PDAF in 4k, no 1080p with the affordable ef-s lenses"  - canon you are still #1 at the crippling game   
     
  25. Like
    amanieux reacted to Eric Calabros in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    If 8bit 1.5x crop is ok, Fuji's new XT30 is just here and its only $900. 
×
×
  • Create New...